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Air Traffic Controller Workforce Plan

Update for 2022

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to hire and train several thousand air traffic controllers over the next decade. FAA's controller workforce reached 13,850 in fiscal 2021. The FAA hired 509 new controllers in fiscal 2021, and has hired more than 6,100 controllers over the last five years. The details are in the seventeenth annual update to the Controller Workforce Plan.

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